Cattle producers who engage in wetland grazing programs or who work with public land agencies in the Rainwater Basin may avail themselves of a portable livestock corral and handling equipment through a no-cost lease.
The Little Blue Natural Resources District, in partnership with the Rainwater Basin Joint Venture, maintains a Rawhide Corral, Inc. livestock handling system to help producers move their cattle in order to graze Rainwater Basin wetlands.
Studies by RWBJV partners have found that wetland grazing provides high-quality forage while also maintaining wetlands’ habitat value for wildlife. Because of these findings, the Little Blue NRD acquired the equipment through a grant from the Nebraska Environmental Trust.
Producers may inquire about cost-free use of the equipment by calling Rainwater Basin Joint Venture Habitat Specialist Ele Nugent at 308-382-8112.
Additional information about grazing on public lands and other conservation lands can be found in the Grazer’s Library section of the RWBJV website library.